Apollo Crews (c) vs MVP for the United States Championship
This feud has been a whole lot of nothing recently and as much as I’d like to see it over so that Crews can move on to a feud with somebody such as Seth Rollins, Bobby Lashley still hasn’t had his shot.
We’ve seen a lot of this. In fact, we’ve seen months of this and it looks like it’s gone absolutely nowhere. Crews has something of a backup group at the moment with Cedric Alexander, Ricochet, and Mustafa Ali all having picked fights with The Hurt Business recently.
While the match quality has been high, the storyline is stretching very, very thin. I would expect MVP to take another loss and for that to be the last of his chances. It’s time for Lashley to step in and claim the United States championship now. I don’t know what’s next for Crews but I also don’t know what’s next for Bobby Lashley without getting that championship.
Prediction: Apollo Crews
The Street Profits (c) vs Andrade and Angel Garza for the Raw Tag Team Championships
There are very, very few tag teams on Raw. The Street Profits have had a prolonged feud with The Viking Raiders and are now left with Andrade and Garza as essentially the only alternative option.
This is another feud that’s taken a kick up the backside recently, with Montez Ford poisoned by somebody who is most definitely Zelina Vega (it definitely isn’t) leading Vega and Bianca Belair to enter the feud. My initial suspicion is that both women might be added to the match and become a six-person tag but I think people might see that coming. If there’s one thing we all know about WWE SummerSlam 2020, it’s that we’ll never see it coming.
Andrade and Garza have feud options should they take the championships. Ricochet and Alexander could get involved and the Viking Raiders could return to play. Should The Street Profits retain we’re either looking at a rematch or an imminent return for the Authors of Pain. Seems unlikely.
That said, when somebody is poisoned, I doubt a single match would be enough to be the end of it. This is especially true after only a matter of weeks. While I still have no idea who actually poisoned Montez Ford, it might be a while before we actually find out.
Prediction: The Street Profits